Rapid Lateral Flow Assay For Determining Exposure To Mycobacterium Tuberculosis And Other Mycobacteria

Abstract

An assay method and kit is disclosed for detecting the presence of at least one predesignated, target antibody to a mycobacterium in a sample selected from one or more patient bodily fluids. The method comprises the following steps: (a) contacting the sample of one or more patient bodily fluids with at least one mycobacterium antigen on a lateral-flow assay membrane to bind to the target antibody in the sample; (b) previously, simultaneously or subsequently to step (a), binding the at least one mycobacterium antigen with a conjugated label producing a detectable signal; and (c) detecting the signal whereby the presence of the target antibody is determined in the sample by the intensity or presence of the signal.


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  • Publication: Aug 7, 2003
  • Application: Jan 27, 2003
    WO US 0302311 W
  • Priority: Jan 30, 2002
    US US 6103602 A

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